The BEST Episodes of Blue's Clues
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 7, 2021
Network: Nick Jr.
Blue's Clues is a colorful and learning series that is targeted at the younger crowd, but can be enjoyed by all. The host, Steve Burns, invites viewers daily into the Blue's Clues house to help him out, learn and have fun. The show is based around the host looking for three clues that Blue provides by labelling them with a pawprint to figure something out and in the process, having an adventure.
#1 - Stormy Weather
Season 3 - Episode 31 - Aired Mar 19, 2001
Steve and Blue are going on a nature walk, but before then, we try to figure out what the weather is going to be like. We learn about the weater, as Steve pretends to be a weather reporter and observes conditions outside. A Blue Skidoo segment takes us face-to-face with a drop of water. From it, we learn all about the water cycle, from beginning to end and over again.
#2 - Rhyme Time
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 4, 2002
In this episode, we help the various characters to come up with words that rhyme with things they're saying. Rhymes are words that have the same ending sound as another word, such as ""say"" and ""hay"" or ""head"" and ""bed."" Lullabies usually rhyme and so we help Mr. Salt to create one to get Paprika and Cinnamon to sleep. We also skiddoo into a rhyming storybook. There we help out several characters whose stories aren't quite right because one of the things in them doesn't rhyme with the other two things.
#3 - Animals in Our House?
Season 5 - Episode 35 - Aired Sep 25, 2003
The animals from Blue's picture book, Animals, Animals, Animals are running loose in the Blue's Clues house. In this episode, we find them all, learning in the process what's special about them and how they make use of it in their natural habitats. We play a game of hide-and-seek with Shovel and Pail to find one animal and have some wacky fun with another. The animals could be anywhere, but they're not dangerous, so we have fun as we find them all.
#4 - Morning Music
Season 5 - Episode 34 - Aired Sep 25, 2003
Coming into the Blue's Clues house, it's very early in the morning and so we follow the cahracters and learn about morning routines through song. We help Joe in figuring out what to do in the bathroom in the morning. We also help him with getting dressed. Later, a character called Shoehorn helps out with putting on his shoes. We also skiddoo into a shoe catalog for more work with shoe-tying.
#5 - Something To Do, Blue
Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 22, 2002
Blue figures out something to do today.
#6 - Meet Polka Dots!
Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 15, 2003
This episode introduces us to Polka Dots, a small, stuffed green dog-toy of Blue's with pink polka-dots. We also learn more about Joe's stuffed duck, Boris. We play pretend with Slippery, learning that using our imagination and perhaps our own stuffed friend, we can do anything we want to do. Then, we meet Periwinkle's friend, Mr. Plate and visit new places and situations with the two of them.
#7 - Blue's Predictions
Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired May 19, 2003
When we correctly predict that when Blue pokes a soap bubble, it'll pop, we decide it would be fun to predict other things as well. In this episode, we use observations and logic to figure out things that will happen. We watch a robot race that Paprika sets up and use what she tells us about the robots to guess which will cross the finish line first. In the Blue Skidoo segment, we hop inside a storybook, where we predict what will happen in the story of Penguin Pierre, with the help of Bookmark to guide us along.
#8 - Blue is Frustrated
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 1, 1999
Frusturation - it happens to everyone, even characters on Blue's Clues. Fortunately, there's a way to deal with it, if you feel frustrated, the best thing to do is: stop, take a deep breath and think. Steve uses this idea when he has trouble keeping the picture by the Thinking Chair straight. This idea helps out Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper as well and later in the blue Skidoo segment we help out Rabbit who's frustrated about trying to balance things on a teeter-totter.
#9 - Let's Boogie
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 15, 2002
In this episode, we explore all sorts of dances. We learn that all sorts of movements can qualify as a dance. In the Blue Skidoo segment, we find out that a person who works to create dances is called a choreographer. We help Steve and Blue to aid the choreographer in performing a new dance of his.
#10 - Joe's First Day (1)
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 29, 2002
At the top of the episode, Steve is playing show-and-tell. He's trying to figure out what he should show. He thinks maybe his stuffed toy, Horace the Anteater would be a good idea, or maybe his guitar. He gets a phone call and it turns out that it's from his brother, Joe. He's going to be coming over and is going to play show-and-tell with everyone. Throughout the episode, Steve plays show-and-tell with the various characters. He also spends time working on a picture to show to Joe and asks for the audiences' help. Finally, Steve has the viewers watch for Joe. He finally shows up and he and everyone else share their show-and-tell items together.
#11 - Shy
Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired Feb 26, 2001
Magenta's owner, Miranda, comes over to the Blue's Clues house to return a book that she borrowed from Steve. She also has a video of Magenta that she wants to watch together with Steve and Blue later. Unfortunately, meeting new people can sometimes cause one to be shy. In this episode, we help some of our friends to feel less shy. We help Shovel to play with Pail's new friend, Sifter. Later, in the Blue Skiddoo segment, we help some of Blue's classmates at her school with some things that they're shy about.
#12 - Numbers Everywhere!
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 12, 2003
In this episode, we explore numbers, counting and basic arithmetic. We help out to find missing numbers by using counting to figure out where they're hiding. We also skiddoo into a book filled with numbers. There, we help out a couple of different numbers to tell a story and learn addition and subtraction in the process.
#13 - Blue's Big Band
Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 4, 2003
Blue has created ""Blue's Big Band"" and many of the characters, including Joe and ourselves will be playing instruments in the band. We practice with Tickety and later listen to some music that Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper and family are creating simply by using an old washboard. We follow along to some of Periwinkle's beats as he plays on the drums. Later, we skiddoo and meet Piano, who guides us through a musical story about a group of piggies.
#14 - Blue's Big Mystery
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 25, 2000
There's somebody building a fort in the backyard of the Blue's Clues house, but we have no idea who it is. In this episode, we put on our detective caps and logical-thinking skills. There's a mystery to be solved. Come along as we investigate, with a little help from Mr. Salt and all of our friends.
#15 - Joe Gets a Clue (2)
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 29, 2002
The episode starts out with Steve looking for Joe. Blue has something she wants to give to Joe, but first Steve and Blue have to find him. Steve and Joe end up in a back and forth hide-and-seek game, with both of them looking for each other inside and outside, until finally they meet up outside. This episode is all about Joe playing his first game of Blue's Clues, in which he tries to find out what it is that Blue wants to give him. He also gets to do his very first skidoo, into a picture of colored shapes, where, he Joe and Blue play another hide-and-seek game, but this time using distance comparisons to find the shape where someone is hiding.
#16 - A Brand New Game
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 21, 2002
Joe has invented a brand new game called ""Presto Change-Joe"" and his idea is catching on with the other characters. In this episode, we have fun in taking part in new games, doing things like playing pretend and imitating behaviors. A game of Periwinkle's provides an opportunity for memorization. We also join in a game of Franny felt friend's in a Blue Skidoo segment and act out based on things that are lying around her room.
#17 - A Surprise Guest
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 6, 2003
Joe and Blue are expecting a surprise guest, so to get ready she and Joe clean Blue's room, with our help in putting things away in the proper places. We also help Blue put away her toys. In the Blue Skidoo segment, we visit Blue's preschool and help Orange Kitten, Green Puppy and Duck put away the toys to get the preschool cleaned up. Back at the Blue's Clues house, we set up an apple juice party for the guest.
#18 - Playdates
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 22, 2004
This episode features ""playdates,"" special time playing with some of the characters in the Blue's Clues house. We blow on the ""Wheel of Playdates,"" having fun Joe, Blue, Mailbox and Periwinkle (but not necessarily in that order!) In a special skidoo segment, Joe performs a musical number about our friendship with him. Later, viewers play pretend with Blue and her playroom friends in ""Blue's Room.""
#19 - Blue's Big Costume Party
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 16, 2000
Today is Blue's Big Costume Party. Everyone is dressed up in all sorts of interesting costumes, but who is dressed up as what? We use our observation skills to figure it out. We also skiddoo into a haunted house and search for the mysterious Oogulah Boogulah. Later, everybody does the costume limbo, finding out just how low they go while dressed up in their costumes.
#20 - What's Inside?
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 26, 2001
The finding of a secret lost door gives us the opportunity to talk about things that are inside other things. For example, we play the ""Grocery Game"" with Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper. This involves placing various food items on shelves baased on what's inside them. We also get to skidoo into a pull-tab book, where we find many interesting things inside the tabs.
#21 - Blue's School
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 16, 2002
Blue is the teacher at her pretend school.
#22 - The Lost Episode!
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 26, 1998
In this episode, the characters are dealing with trying to find things that they've lost. Sometimes it's not easy, but they have a little handy saying in the form of a song to help them, when you lose something --- ""go back, go back, go back to where you were!"" This helps out Steve to find something that he lost and later we help out Shovel and Pail and a kid named Felix after he loses some things when we help to walk him to school.
#23 - The Baby's Here! (4)
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 29, 2001
We've been waiting and the moment everyone's been looking forward to has finally come: Mrs. Pepper is ready to have her new baby. While she's at the hospital and we wait for Mr. Salt's phone call, we do things like look at baby albums to pass the time. Later, we visit the baby hospital with Blue, Steve and Paprika and meet the new baby. Finally, the baby comes home and we give it a special welcome home.
#24 - Blue's Collection
Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired Feb 12, 2001
Today, the characters are all showing off their collecitons. There are lots of different collections, from striped things to leaves. We find that Periwinkle has lots of different collections. We also skiddoo into a beach to help Shovel, who collects seashells, but can't find any in the backyard.
#25 - Soccer Practice
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 26, 2004
In this episode, the characters and us have a soccer practice and play Blue's Clues in a unique way. Joe is the coach and provides practical soccer tips about things such as how to avoid bumping into each other and not giving up. We also learn the importance of stretching and of sharing with our teammates. In ""Blue's Room,"" we talk about soccer and have some fun playing a game with Doodle Board.